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THE VOTES OF CENSURE. !

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ILLEGAL CONVEYANCE OF DYNAMITE.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION.

ENGLAND AND HER COLONIES.

MR. O'BRIEN'S SUSPENSION.

FARMERS' POLITICAL INTERESTS.

CODIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL…

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CODIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL LAW- The Lord Chancellor received onWednesday a depu- tation from the Association of Chambers of Com- merce, who urged the Government to appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into the expediency of the codification of the commercial law. Mr. Monk, M.P., Mr. Tritton, and Sheriff Dove Wilson having spoken, the Lord Chancellor said that there was more difficulty about the matter than the deputation seemed to anticipate. There were certain subjects comprehended under the general category of commercial law which from their nature admitted of being reduced to a system with- out difficulty, such as bills of exchange and promis- sory notes; and the law of merchant shipping was practically codified, as well as the law of bankruptcy and joint-stock companies. But to take other sub- jects, such as the law of contracts and agency, there would be great difficulty in codifying such sub- jects. An attempt had been made to codify the criminal procedure of the country but it was difficult, with so many lawyers in the House, to get such a bill through. Those gentle- men thought they had something to say worth hearing and, considering the time at the disposal of the Government, it seemed almost impossible to do anything in the matter. At the same time, private members might attempt the codification of the law of insurance, for instance, which admitted of being dealt with; but the larger scheme ad vocated by the deputation was not feasible. With regard to the inconvenience felt by the conflict of English and Scotch law, as Scotchmen were very tenacious of their own legal system any change had better originate in Scotland. The Government would be quite willing to consider any well considered scheme for dealing with codifica- tion in detail, but not en bloc as proposed.

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RHYL I' PLEASANT EVENINGS."

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